In Rome, on Tuesday, June 22, Vatican officials announced the discovery of the earliest images of the apostles Peter and John deep within the catacombs beneath Rome. In addition, the Vatican released that, within an underground burial chamber, paintings of the apostles John and Andrew were also recovered.
The icons within the catacombs reportedly date back to the 4th century. Where it involves the images of Andrew and John, the images are allegedly pictured as much younger than usually encountered.
The Vatican's Sacred Archaeology Office is reported to have overseen the two-year project that yielded these finds.